Thermal imaging

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This is a Toyota pirus, visible light picture with thermal overlay
File:IR 0138.jpg
Pure thermography of chevy truck

This mod is about trying to save engine heat.
Keeping heat in your engine longer so it takes less time to warm after the vehicle sits for a few hours or less.

Instructions for mod

The first part of this mod is easy. Beg, barrow or steal a thermal imager and take pictures of your vehicle with a hot engine after sitting for an hour or two.
Use the images to figure out where heat is escaping from the engine bay and try to slow down that heat transfer with added insulation, weather stripping, blankets, grill blocks or anything you can find laying around. (not as easy as snapping a few pictures)
This is especially helpful during the cooler months.

User experiences

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User data
User Name Car Make, Model, Year Cost of Mod Time to Perform Mod MPG Before Mod MPG After Mod MPG improvement guess Instruction Link
Example Data Saand Example Data Mazda, 626, 1991 Example Data $5 USD Example Data 1 Hour Example Data 27.2 Example Data 29.8 User mod detail or measurement detailed data

Problems / Consequences of mod

One could seal up the engine compartment too well and cause over heating problems.


Forum thread links

Thermal imaging improving fuel economy

External links

This is the ecomodder link